These Keto Stuffed Tomatoes are packed with pizza flavor…not carbs! An easy 20 minute meal with only 4g net carbs!
Pizza Flavored Keto Stuffed Tomatoes
This year my tomato garden has been super productive! I actually have a big pile of tomatoes on my counter and wondering what to do with them so they don’t spoil!
These easy-baked stuffed tomatoes are guaranteed to be a hit at dinner time and a great way to use up your tomatoes!
They’re full of all your favorite pizza toppings and baked until tender and juicy! These meat and cheese stuffed tomatoes are hearty enough to be a meal — serve them with a salad for a low carb Italian inspired feast! And with only 4g net carbs, they won’t “eat” up your daily carbohydrate allowance!
Are Tomatoes Keto?
Tomatoes are a great option for low carb dieters, as the average medium-large tomato contains about 5g total carbs. Plus, the nutritional content of tomatoes makes them worth taking a few carbs of your daily allowance. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E. They also contain lycopene, which may help prevent certain diseases.
I’m all about balance, which is why I make sure to incorporate vegetables and fruits (tomatoes are technically a fruit) at every meal. One thing to keep in mind about this particular recipe is that we are hulling out the tomatoes, so the carb count is actually lower than that of a whole tomato.
What You Need to Make Stuffed Tomatoes Keto
- Beefsteak tomatoes — Top sliced off and middle removed
- Pepperoni — finely diced
- Red onion — finely diced
- Shredded Mozarella cheese — I recommend slicing your own, if possible. Store-bought shredded cheese often contains starches and fillers to prevent clumping.
- Stevia powder (optional)
- Coarsely ground black pepper
Kitchen Tools Used
- Muffin tin or baking dish
Why I Love This Recipe:
- Easy to make using only a couple dishes
- Ready in 20 minutes
- Only 4g net carbs in each one!
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- What is Keto?
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How to Make Keto Stuffed Tomatoes
First, preheat your broiler (on high) and prep your ingredients. Chop the onions and pepperoni, shred cheese, etc. Whisk together your spice ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Wash your tomatoes and slice of the top (about 1/2″ or so). Use a paring knife to cut away the seeds and juicy inner flesh of the tomatoes. You can also use a spoon to scoop out the middle.
Fill the middle of each tomato with a layer of onion, pepperoni, spice mixture, and cheese. Gently use your fingers to press down the filling and repeat the layers. You want the tomatoes to be slightly overfilled, as the filling will shrink down a tad when the cheese melts.
Coat a muffin tin or baking pan with non-stick spray and place your tomatoes inside.
Cook under the broiler for 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese on top just starts to brown.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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Keto Stuffed Tomato Recipe (Printable Copy)
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Pizza Flavored Keto Stuffed Tomato Recipe
- 4 beefsteak tomatoes
- 2 oz pepperoni finely diced
- 2 oz red onion finely diced
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon stevia powder optional
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat broiler on high setting.
- Wash tomatoes and slice off the top (with the stem). Scoop out the seeds/middle of the tomato with a spoon or cut away with a paring knife.
- Stir together spices in a small mixing bowl.
- Stuff the middle of each tomato with a layer of onion, pepperoni, spice mixture, and cheese. Gently press down the filling with your finger and repeat the layers. You want the tomato to be slightly overfilled, as the ingredients will shrink down when the cheese melts.
- Spray a muffin tin or square baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the tomatoes in your prepped pan.
- Bake under the broiler for 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese and tomatoes start to brown.
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